Ward Manager

What we are looking for:

Job title: Ward Manager

Salary: £48,000 to £52,000 per annum

Hours of Work: 37.5 per week -Monday to Friday, but may be occasional requirement for weekends or nights

Part time / Full time: Full time

Type: Permanent

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Ward Manager to join our team.  We are looking for a dedicated and dynamic nurse-leader to provide clinical management and leadership across both our long and short stay wards. You will be covering 40 beds, our acute surgical wards cover a wide number of specialities, including, Orthopaedics, Urology, Gynaecology, Colorectal, Vascular and Cosmetics.

The Ward Manager role comes at an exciting time for the hospital and would be an excellent step-up for a skilled nurse leader, or an interesting challenge for an experienced ward manager looking to expand their role.

The successful candidate will be an experienced senior nurse with a passion for managing and empowering nursing teams to provide compassionate person-centred care and clinical excellence. This includes a commitment to focusing on professional development and learning within teams.

This role requires a clinical leader that demonstrates their ability to excel at managing well-organised, efficient departments with a clear understanding of financial targets and managing resources. Above all, you’ll share our passion for caring and putting patients at the heart of everything we do

The responsibilities of this role include:

  • Day to day running of two wards (long stay/short stay) to ensure the highest standards of patient-centred care are met and upheld.
  • Be a visible role model in the ward areas and act as an expert resource for both staff and patients/carers, maintaining a high profile through daily patient visits and quality ward walk rounds.
  • To monitor standards of evidence based nursing care and take appropriate action to sustain and improve them through quality improvement projects.
  • Ward budget management- making recommendations regarding cost improvements, revenue opportunities and resource management.
  • Manage ward staff effectively, delegating appropriately and maximising performance through regular review and reflective practice.
  • Actively contributing to the Hospital’s Digital Transformation which aims to create better outcomes for patients and better experiences for staff.
  • To take responsibility for the overall management and administration of the Hospital in the capacity of Duty Manager (Matron’s Office) on a rotational basis and as required.

Our recent Care Quality Commission inspection rated the hospital as Good and we are now on a journey to Outstanding. If you are passionate about making a difference and want to be part of our journey then we would love to hear from you.

In return we offer; 

• Free restaurant quality meal whilst on duty
• Annual leave entitlement of 35 days inclusive of bank holidays, increasing with long service.
• Private healthcare
• Staff Referral scheme
• Company pension scheme
• In house training
• Interest free travel loan.
• Help to buy a bike
• Uniform is provided and laundered free of charge.
• Range of discounts via our employee discount portal such as Cinema tickets, Eyecare, Shopping vouchers etc

Closing date : 31st October 2019

Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

How to Apply

Please send your CV to Mauricio Silva, Secretary to Director of Nursing, and inform if you would like to arrange an informal visit

Please send your CV to:

Mauriciodasilva@kingedwardvii.co.uk Job Description